Nicki Minaj Suffers Major Wardrobe Malfunction at 2014 VMAs (VIDEO)

Poor Ariana Grande. As talented a singer as she is and as much as she held her own while performing her hit "Break Free" at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, neither she nor Jessie J could possibly keep up with the force of nature that is Nicki Minaj.

Especially a Nicki Minaj who is practically falling out of her clothing on stage.

The "Anaconda" singer can't be blamed for her near-wardrobe malfunction. She had to do one heck of a quick change after shimmying and twerking around stage in a skin-tight, jungle-green, two-piece costume during her controversial song. She then attempted to jump into a mini black dress to join her partners in crime for "Bang Bang." And that's when everything went south, south.


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Minaj's face is totally priceless as she attempts to hold her dress together in the front with her hands. It is literally splitting open, which begs the question: What the heck went wrong here? Was it a peek-a-boo dress that ripped a little too much as she was performing? Or did someone forget to button or zip her up properly?

Or was it truly all for show?

Surely there must have been a hundred people backstage whose only job was to take her out of her crazy green outfit and deposit her into her crazy black outfit. Where did this fall apart?

Let's give credit where it's due: Minaj held it all together beautifully. This could have been even more embarrassing and distracting than it already was. Had she not caught herself in time, we would have gotten a free glimpse of the rapper's best assets.

Well, her second best asset.

And then at least a year or two of fallout in the form of boring, stodgy, opening numbers after that once the censors had their say. Thankfully she didn't pull a Janet Jackson on us, though.

In case you missed it, here's the Nicki Minaj 2014 VMAs wardrobe malfunction and performance everyone is talking about:

What do you think really happened with Nicki's dress?


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